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Welcome To Auckland

Arrive in Auckland at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. You could opt to visit the Maritime Museum, walk the waterfront, or even take the ferry to Waiheke Island: we can pre-book these activities for you. 

Your Welcome moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

The evening welcome meeting is your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Some Activities and sightseeing options if you have time:

Maritime Museum Visit  | Waiheke Island Excursion  |  America's Cup Sailing Experience  |  Hobbiton Tour 

 

Accommodation: Auckland - 1 Night

Accommodation:
All modern apartments are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. There is also a kitchen or kitchenette, fitted with a dishwasher, microwave, and toaster. A refrigerator and kettle are also featured. Every unit is fitted with a private bathroom with free toiletries. Towels and bed linen are also included. Aotea Centre is 100 m from the property. Private parking is available on site for an additional charge. Free WiFi is provided.
Ramada Auckland

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Auckland to Rotorua via the Waitomo Caves

Visit the Waitomo Caves, famous for their glow-worms and adventure activities. Then continue to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal activity and culture.

Waitomo Caverns Excursion - Ruakuri Cave

Walk through caverns covered with magical glowworms that are unique to New Zealand. Hundreds of thousands of these tiny creatures radiate luminescent light in underground caves carved by rivers and time. Take in more than 120 years of cultural and natural history on this unique excursion.

Meal: Breakfast 

Accommodation: Rotorua - 2 Nights

Accommodation:
Jet Park Hotel Rotorua offers 63 refurbished rooms. All rooms have a satellite TV. Some offer a spa bath. The property is ideally located to explore Rotorua’s unique tourist attractions including mountain bike trails, town markets, museums and nearby activities. You can relax at the boutique café, Te Purū, serving a delicious all-day menu and New Zealand wines, coffee and beverages.
Jet Park Rotorua

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Rotorua At Your Leisure

With lots to see and do in Rotorua, it's time to get out and explore! Take advantage of free time in the adrenaline capital of the North Island. You can opt to go whitewater rafting, check out a geothermal park, hit up a nearby spa, or journey to Middle-earth on an excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set. This evening, learn more about Maori culture with a local experience and dinner.

Tamaki Maori Village and Traditional Hangi Meal

This evening we will visit the Tamaki Maori Village. Receive the traditional Powhiri welcome ceremony followed by a captivating stage performance explaining Maori history, myths and culture. For dinner, enjoy a traditional Hangi meal, similar to the Hawaiian Luau, with dishes such as chicken, sweet potatoes (kumara), and lamb steamed over heated rocks.

Mountain biking  | Whitewater Rafting Hot Springs  | Hobbiton Tour

 | Rotorua Canopy Tour


Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


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Rotorua To Christchurch

Catch a flight to Christchurch on the South Island. Walk around town with a local guide and learn about how communities have rebuilt after the earthquake in 2011. This evening, enjoy free time and get a feel for the city.

Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour

Explore lesser-known paths around Christchurch on this walking tour of the city led by a member of Rekindle a social enterprise where resourcefulness skills are shared among members to build self-confidence and create art out of under-valued materials. The hands-on, workshop-based environment keeps everyone engaged and helps to strengthen the community.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Christchurch - 1 Night

Accommodation:

Hyper modern All Stars Inn offers high quality accommodation for big and small groups, though private rooms are also available. The building is located a short walk from the city centre and has a bus stop directly in front as well. With Speight's Ale House next door guests are also spoiled with special offers on great food and drinks. In addition there is a comfortable courtyard where guests can hang out or use the barbeque.

All Stars Christchurch

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Christchurch To Lake Ohau

Drive to beautiful Lake Ohau with a stop at Lake Tekapo along the way. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and admire the stunning alpine scenery that surrounds this local landmark.

Spend the afternoon hiking the region around Aoraki/Mt Cook. Learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary at the Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor's Centre.

Aoraki/Mount Cook Visit

Aoraki/Mount Cook is both a village, a national park and the name of New Zealand's highest mountain. Located in central South Island, the park includes a mix of rocks and glaciers, as well as alpine plants including the world's largest buttercup, the Mount Cook lily. There are several short walks that reward with spectacular views. Stop by the visitor's centre to learn more about the region.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodtion: Ohau - 1 Night

Accommodation:

Lake Ohau is off the beaten track and that is how we like it. It’s a kiwi thing. One of those secret places you like to keep to yourself! Lake Ohau Lodge is nestled against the hills and looks over the lake to Aoraki Mt Cook with superb views of the magnificent surrounding mountains.


 
Lake Ohau Lodge

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Lake Ohau To Queenstown

Drive to Queenstown, with a stop at Wanaka and a local vineyard for a wine tasting.

Visit a Central Otago Winery

Visit one of the vineyards in the beautiful Central Otago region, known for it's Pinot Noir. Learn about how this famous red wine is produced and, more importantly, sample some!

Evening in Queenstown at your leisure

Nestled on the shores of glistening Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by towering peaks, Queenstown is New Zealand's ultimate holiday destination. This compact, scenic town is easy to explore on foot.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Queenstown - 3 Nights

Heartland Hotel Queenstown offers panoramic views over Lake Wakatipu to the mountains. The friendly Swiss-style Heartland Hotel boasting one of the best central locations in Queenstown. Access a range of leisure activities from bungy jumping to shopping from one of the best accommodation locations in Queenstown. Featuring 81 well-appointed guest rooms, many with spectacular mountain and/or lake views, restaurant & bar, extensive guest services and facilities, the Heartland Hotel Queenstown is the perfect place to base your stay in this premier resort town.
Heartland Hotel Queenstown

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Doubtful Sound

Take in the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Keep an eye out for the waterfalls and wildlife in this breathtaking area. Return to Queenstown in the evening.

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Cruise through the stunning Doubtful Sound, one of the most untouched, remote places in the world. The only way to get here is by boat across Lake Manapouri, then bus across Wilmont Pass to Doubtful Sound. Marvel at the steep cliff walls and cascading waterfalls, and keep an eye out for area wildlife: dolphins, penguins, seals, and a variety of birds. This isolated part of New Zealand is truly a special place!

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch  


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Queenstown At Your Leisure

There's plenty to see and do in Queenstown, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like mountain biking, bungee jumping, and jet boating. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Some Activities and sightseeing options if you have time:

Bungy Jump | Skydiving |  Gondola Ride | Paragliding | Earnslaw Steamship Cruise | Vineyard Tour | Shotover Canyon Swing/Shotover Canyon Fox  | Queenstown Jet Boating | Scenic Horse Riding Tour

Meal: Breakfast 


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Farewell From Queenstown

Haere rā and Bon Voyage!

Your tour ends this morning after breakfast. Say your goodbyes, fit in any last-minute sightseeing, and make your way to the airport for your onward flight. Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
 

Meal: Breakfast


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Included Highlights

  • See bubbling technicolour pools in a geothermal park,
  • Cruise through fjords,
  • Spot glow-worms in the Waitomo Caves,
  • Experience a traditional Maori dinner

Inclusions

  • Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Foodie Moment: Winery Visit, Central Otago District
  • Your Discover Moment: Queenstown.
  • Waitomo Caves visit.
  • Maori cultural experience.
  • Orientation walk in Christchurch.
  • Wine tasting.
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park visit with hiking opportunity (weather permitting).
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park Visitor's Centre visit.
  • Fiordland National Park visit.
  • Doubtful Sound day cruise.
  • Free time in Rotorua and Queenstown.
  • Internal flight.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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What Kasey says about this tour: With a mix of awesome inclusions and optional add-on activities, this 9 day. New Zealand tour can be tailored to suit you. Want to make it hobbity? Book an optional tour of The Shire, and a scenic horseback ride through Lord of the Rings country in Queenstown. Want to add adrenaline? Tackle Rotorua's forested mountain bike trails and Bungy jump into Queenstown's canyons. However you prefer to spend your days, you are guaranteed scenery beyond your wildest dreams at every location.
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